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Edouard proud to be Crystal Palace matchwinner against Southampton


Crystal Palace held on to earn a narrow victory, their third consecutive home win of the season, against a tenacious Southampton at Selhurst Park.

Odsonne Edouard provided the only goal when Wilfried Zaha nipped the ball away from Lyanco and found Tyrick Mitchell, who cut back to set up a simple finish for Edouard.

Southampton improved significantly in the second half and were unlucky not to find an equaliser as Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong both went close and Palace nervously held on to the three points.

The defeat ends a run of three Premier League matches unbeaten for Southampton, who held then league-leaders Arsenal to a 1-1 draw last week.

Edouard later said: "Strange game because we started well in the first half, managed to score. Second half was difficult, Southampton pushed a lot. But we win the game and stay solid.

"We deserved the win, we scored first, kept a clean sheet, we deserved the win. Unlucky for first one [offside goal] but second one I was onside so all good.

"If we'd managed to score a second goal we would've made the game easy, we had to stay compact collectively but at the end we've got a clean sheet and three points so that's the important thing."

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